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Today (Saturday 2nd) is the final day of the Vancouver Film and TV Forum, New Filmmakers Day.
After hearing Peter Dekom's provocative keynote speech at the Vancouver Film and Television Forum (they dropped the word "Trade" from the Forum's title this year, I notice), I missed most of the Film Day and Wednesday's Television themed day. But I was back for the full day of the Storyville panels and events.
Following the Vancouver Film and Television Forum's Storyville morning session, with the introductions to the panel of commissing editors, we had the pitching session in the afternoon. What a contrast to the last pitching session that I saw at the VIFF Trade Forum.
Few years that started with everyone feeling as apparently miserable as we do now. But for a moment let's forget the gloom and doom, the stock market crashes, the housing debacle, the horrendous unemployment figures. After all, most independent filmmakers have been here before, when the times were supposed to be good. It's part of the job description.
How are a medieval mathematician, the petals on a daisy, and the length of women's skirts related to scarier frighteners at the box office?In the last few years, we have entered a fertile era for horror movies.
Canadian financiers agree their film producers need more money for domestic productions. But where to find it...?
It's easier than ever to make a film, which is why you need all the help you can in the competition for funding and distribution.
Sixty million dollars and 400 hours of videotape later two female filmmakers return with a compelling story of dot com burn-out.